What Gets Measured, Gets Done: DC Public Schools’ FAFSA Completion Initiative

Let’s state the obvious: 1) Financial aid plays a huge factor in students’ college-going decisions and success (especially low-income students); and 2) Completing the FAFSA is essential for students to access almost all forms of financial aid. So, for a large urban district like DC Public Schools, where 77 percent of our students qualify for

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Are you ready to be engaged in education?

“With [ESSA], we reaffirm that fundamentally American ideal—that every child, regardless of race, income, background, the zip code where they live, deserves the chance to make of their lives what they will.” — President Barack Obama On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act, reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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A New Year, A Fresh Perspective

Even though we are halfway through the school year, the start of 2017 is the perfect opportunity for a fresh perspective on my classroom. Just like I did with my home over break, I plan to reorganize my room and purge any resources that I no longer need. If I haven’t used it yet at

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A Life Changing Experience

My experience as a U.S. Department of Education Teacher Ambassador Fellow (TAF) has been life-changing.  I learned that I should be bold and always look for opportunities to elevate the voice of teachers.   In June 2015, I joined an amazing family of Fellows with a wide range of experiences to bring to the table. Some

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Districts Realize the Personalized Learning Vision, See its Future

District superintendents across the country have taken on a range of bold approaches to improving students’ experiences in public education. Across these innovations, districts have embraced the notion that empowering students and their teachers is an effective way to improve student outcomes. At a Nov. 15 convening, hosted by the White House Domestic Policy Council

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Summer 2017 Intern Application

Have you ever wondered about pursuing a federal career? Are you interested in public service? Would you like to gain valuable work experience and help move the needle on education issues in this country? The Department of Education may have opportunities that match your interests – and we’re currently accepting applications for interns! Our Department

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Students Leading the Way on Finding the Right Balance with Well-rounded Education

Eight incredible student leaders joined in conversation with Secretary John King and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Strategic Initiatives (DAS), Ary Amerikaner on November 16th, 2016. Students shared their experiences in well-rounded education programs in their own schools, and why these types of programs are important. Student input drove the conversation, as Secretary King

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Arts in Education Program Seeking Input for 2017 Competition

The Arts in Education (AIE) Program supports nationwide efforts to improve schools in and through the arts as part of a well-rounded education for all students. AIE’s grants and technical assistance support a variety of organizations including school districts, non-profit organizations, and other entities through three grant categories: Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination

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Transforming Assessment into Great Learning Experiences

Last week, I attended the White House Convening on Better, Fewer and Fairer Assessments.  The event coincided with the release of final rules by the Department to guide states in administering annual assessments as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act, and the regulations build on the President’s 2015 Testing Action Plan.  While these actions

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Calling All Future Leaders in Education!

Have you ever wondered about pursuing a federal career? Are you interested in public service? Would you like to gain valuable work experience and help move the needle on education issues in this country? The Department of Education may have opportunities that match your interests – and we’re currently accepting applications for interns! Our Department

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